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USofCC gives out hand-made valentines with grievances ahead of contract negotiations, Friday Feb. 14.

Staff union hosts ‘Love-in’ rally before negotiations

February 14, 2020

Surrounded by cut-out paper hearts, an assortment of markers and union paraphernalia, the United Staff of Columbia College celebrated Valentine’s Day with an hour-long rally before sitting down with th...

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US of CC continues fight for cost-of-living increase

November 23, 2015

after three years of bargaining with the college, Columbia’s staff union still may not see cost-of-living raises in its upcoming contract, according to statements made by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ...

Keri Walters, assistant provost of Academic Services, said students should talk to their instructors if they have questions about their progress after receiving the reports. 

New progress reports, financial aid policies aim to motivate student success

September 8, 2015

Changes in monitoring student attendance and evaluating academic progress for the 2015–2016 academic year are being introduced to flag at-risk students earlier in the semester. According to Ker...

US of CC members gathered outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 to pass out informational flyers and ask students to write about the impact the college’s staff has had on their education. 

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

Dogs, humans exchange oxytocin rushes

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

Dogs are known for being a man’s best friend because of the close bond many dog owners share with their pups. This bond is solidified when dogs gaze at their owners, according to a study published in the April 17 edition of the journal Science.Researchers at Azabu University in Japan have found that when dogs and humans exchange gazes, both experience rushes of oxytocin. Oxytocin, often called the “the love hormone,” is...

Nick Hoeppner, president of the United Staff of Columbia College and an engineer in the Radio Department, said he is bargaining with the administration for a better staff contract because some staff members feel undervalued by the campus community.   

Staff fights for on-campus visibility

April 13, 2015

One group on campus wants to make its presence better known as the Columbia community continues to react to the recently unveiled Strategic Plan.Posters created and distributed by college staff members...

United Staff of Columbia College (US of CC) [9/18]

By Dannis Valera

September 24, 2012

The United Staff of Columbia College voted Sept. 18 on a Memorandum of Understanding accepting offers from the administration.The directive states the US of CC will receive a 3% salary increase, retroactive Sept. 1, and a contract extension of one year until Sept. 1, 2013.Read the full story by our Campus Editor, Alex Kukulka, in the Sept. 24 edition of The Columbia Chronicle! You can also find the story here on our website!http...

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